Comet Lovejoy on December 23, 2014. Photo by Gerald Rhemann. The wonderful New Year’s comet – Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – is at its closest to Earth on January 7. It’s (probably) at its brightest in our sky beginning around January 7, for the next couple of weeks... the moon is now waning, rising an hour later each evening. You’ll have a window of dark-sky viewing – from the end of twilight until moonrise – from about January 7 to 24.
This digital project by Paris-based photographer Thierry Cohen is an imaginative tale about how urban landscapes might appear if we turned out all of the lights. In a big city glowing with street lamps, store signs, car headlights, and rows of illuminated apartment buildings, it's almost impossible to see the stars in the sky.